Quentin Riggins' voice has reported some of the biggest events in Auburn history. Now, after 25 years, he's stepping aside and letting another Auburn legend take over.
An official release by the University this afternoon announced the news, saying
"Quentin has been a beloved member of the Auburn Sports Network team for such a long time and his work has been appreciated by the entire Auburn Family," Auburn Sports Properties Vice President and General Manager Chris Davis said. "While it is difficult to replace someone like him, Ronnie Brown is a natural successor and his expertise will be a great asset to the broadcasts."
The man that will be taking over for "Q" is someone well-known and beloved by all Tiger fans for his part in one of the most dynamic backfields Auburn has ever had: Ronnie Brown.
Brown was at Auburn from 2000-2004, helping lead the team to an undefeated season in 2004. He rushed for 2,707 yards in his Auburn career before going on to an 11 year stint in the NFL with four different teams.
“I am always excited to come back to the Plains, but I'm elated to be the new sideline reporter following in Quentin’s footsteps,” Brown said. “It's a great opportunity that I'm looking forward to, and I’m approaching it in the same manner as I did when I was an athlete.”
The Voice of the Auburn Tigers, Rod Bramblett, had this to say on Twitter:
It's tough following a legend...best way to do it is bring in another one. Excited to have Ronnie on board! https://t.co/A0Ayaf01ir— Rod Bramblett (@VoiceofAUTigers) August 12, 2016
Thanks for all of the memories, Q. You've been a huge part of my life over the last 25 years. Ronnie holds a special place in the heart, already, and I can't wait to hear his voice carrying on that tradition of excellence.